In Upper Key Stage 2 our topics are largely based on history, geography or DT. We have a question based format where children are presented with a question each week and learning opportunities are planned that help the children to answer the question.
Topic lessons take place twice each week and are taught in mixed ability classes with their class teacher. Learning is differentiated to match the children's knowledge, skills and progress. In addition links are made with other lessons such as English, Maths, PE, Art, Science, Music and Computing to ensure that children are fully engaged with the Topic.
Below are details about what Topic and questions the children will be learning over the next term.
Summer Term - First Half term
Could I be a restaurant manager? (this topic continues from the Spring term)
Week 1 - Will I pass my primary school chef training course?
Gain a basic understanding of cooking equipment and practise some simple staple recipes
Week 2- What will I serve as a starter in my restaurant?
Design, plan, make and evaluate a starter (using the ingredients available and considering the importance of a balanced dish.)
Week 3 - What main dishes will be available in my restaurant?
Design, plan, make and evaluate a main course dish (using the ingredients available and considering the importance of a balanced dish.)
Week 4 - What desserts will I serve to my customers?
Design, plan, make and evaluate a dessert (using the ingredients available and considering the importance of a balanced dish.)
Week 5 - How will I make sure my restaurant is attractive to the customers?
Consider the ambience in their restaurant. What will they call it? How will they present their menu?
Week 6 - Was my restaurant a success?
Evaluate the process of owning their own restaurant. Children consider what worked well and what needs improving? Consider any challenges and successes.
Summer Term - Second Half term
Why is Africa an Amazing place to visit?
Week 1 - Is Africa a country?
Locate Africa on world map and identify characteristic features of landscape and climate
Week 2 - What makes Africa’s landscape amazing?
Give detailed descriptions of the diverse nature of Africa’s landscape
Week 3 - How do African people use their land?
Investigate how the Masai tribe live their lives
Week 4 - How many of us would still be alive in Africa today?
Look at some of the main health related problems in Africa and identify how the physical features affect human activity
Week 5 - How can we help African people?
Discuss problems in Africa and consider how we can help support charities
Week 6 - What would I see on a Kenyan safari?
Focus on the regions of National Parks where safaris take place and identify wildlife living there